Excited about teaching? Want to inspire the next generation? Find out the hottest jobs in education for 2019. Whether you just earned your TESOL Certificate in Melbourne or have been an educator for a decade, check out the most exciting education careers.
1. Teaching English Abroad
Enjoy travel and adventure? With countries like China, Russia, Japan, and Qatar placing a massive emphasis on learning English in business, teaching English overseas has become a new exciting opportunity.
Countries with a high need for teachers like South Korea and Dubai present attractive comprehensive teaching packages that include a full salary, healthcare, and free housing. If you want to experience the world and inspire others, teaching English abroad is the perfect career for you.
2. Lead Teacher
Lead teacher remains a high-demand job for educators with experience and leadership skills. The education sector lacks senior level teachers who demonstrate administrative skills and leadership success.
If you want to gain the skills necessary for one of these high-paying positions, increase your work responsibility, engage with other teachers, take continuing education classes to increase your skillset, and develop confidence. These positions are available for every education level, from early childhood to high school.
3. Special Needs Education
Worldwide a need has arisen for teachers trained in special needs education. Many teaching programs offer specific certification and training to work with special needs and at-risk populations. Classes will build skills to help students developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. These positions require educators with an ability to overcome student challenges in a professional engaging way.
4. School Administrators
Highly trained educators enjoy better job security, benefits, salary, and increased responsibilities as a school administrator. These positions include careers like a school principal and superintendent of schools.
Administrators manage school staffs, policies, and students. They hire teachers and staff while also managing budgets and policy. Some administrators meet with students and parents. School administrators typically need a graduate degree and some teaching experience. Jobs pay upwards of six figures.
5. Tenure Track Full Time College Professor
Educators with a terminal degree can apply for a position as a tenure-track full time professor. While many countries have opted to hire only adjunct professors part time, some larger institutions and sectors (like medicine and technology) still offer tenure track full time positions to qualified educators.
To earn this position, you typically need a terminal degree, extensive achievements and awards, and years of demonstrated college level experience. Even if you do not earn a tenure-track spot, you might find a position as a part-time or adjunct professor particularly fulfilling. Full-time professors have access to the university resources and instruct the brightest students. Expect to spend at least sixty hours a week teaching, grading papers, going to meetings, and doing research.
Teaching is an exciting and rewarding profession. Whether you teach toddlers or teens, college students or refugees, you will impact your students and help them achieve success.